New October Fiction
Find new adult fiction coming out in October listed here!
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The Burnout A Novel.
Armed with good intentions to find peace, Sasha heads to the seaside resort she loved as a child. But it's the off season, the hotel is in a dilapidated shambles, and she has to share the beach with the only other occupant: a grumpy guy named Finn. When curious messages, seemingly addressed to Sasha and Finn, begin to appear on the beach, the two are forced to talk. How did they get so burned out? Can either of them remember something they used to love? And the question they try and fail to ignore: what does the energy between them - flaring even in the face of their bone-deep exhaustion - signify?
Dead on target
Beaton, M. C., author
A visit to the local village fete for a spot of fun and relaxation turns into a nightmare for Agatha Raisin when she discovers the body of the local landowner in the woods. Agatha's old adversary, Detective Chief Inspector Wilkes, declares the death a tragic accident, but Agatha is convinced of foul play. Determined to find the killer, Agatha launches her own investigation, quickly becoming involved with a family at war, an unscrupulous gangster - and a killer who is determined to make her the next victim.
The Defector A Novel.
Israel, October 1973. A state-of-the-art Soviet MiG fighter is racing at breakneck speed over the arid scrublands below - and promptly disappears. NASA Flight Controller Kaz Zemeckis watches the scene from the ground - and is quickly pulled into a dizzying, high-stakes game of spies, lies and a possible high-level defection that plays out across three continents. Ultimately, Kaz must invite the fox into the henhouse - bringing the defector into the heart of the United States' most secret test site - and hope that, with skill and cunning, the game plays out his way. Hometown: Sarnia, ON.
The Exchange A Novel.
What became of Mitch and Abby McDeere from "The Firm" after they exposed the crimes of Memphis law firm Bendini, Lambert & Locke and fled the country? It is now fifteen years later, and Mitch and Abby are living in Manhattan, where Mitch is a partner at the largest law firm in the world. When a mentor in Rome asks him for a favour that will take him far from home, Mitch finds himself at the centre of a sinister plot that has worldwide implications - and once again endangers his colleagues, friends, and family.
A Holly Jolly Ever After A Christmas Notch Novel.
As the arguably lesser of the three former members of the boy band INK, Kallum Lieberman enjoyed his fifteen minutes of fame and then moved home. Winnie Baker avoided the downfalls of adolescent stardom, and transitioned into a stable adult acting career. With decade old Hollywood history between them, Winnie and Kallum are both feeling hesitant about their new situation as costars. But suddenly, Kallum's teenage crush on Winnie is bubbling to the surface and Winnie might be catching feelings herself. Print run 100,000.
Huge A Novel.
It's 1994, and three stand-up comedians have embarked on a tour of smaller communites across a remote stretch of rural Canadian countryside. Dale is a 40-something comic from Chicago. Rynn is a 20-something fast-rising comedy star from Dublin. And who is this third guy, the hulking young man added to the bill at the last minute? He goes by Hobie Huge. When Huge starts to show signs of a terrifying capacity for brutality offstage - for Dale and Rynn, the tour becomes less about getting laughs and more about getting off the road alive. Residence: Vancouver, B.C. Print run 25,000.
The Last Language A Novel.
In 2001, raw with suppressed unresolved trauma, young widowed Angela finds work at a fledgling organization utilizing an experimental therapy aimed at helping nonspeaking patients with motor impairments. She begins to work closely with Sam, a twenty-eight-year-old patient - and their relationship soon turns intimate. When Sam's family discovers their relationship, they intervene and bring charges. As Angela tells her story from prison, we are plunged into the inner workings of her mind as she rejects all else in pursuit of a more profound understanding of language and humanity. Author of "The Spectators."
The Legacy A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery.
When Joanne Shreve's former student, Val Masluk, writes the biography of acclaimed novelist, Steven Brooks, it raises troubling questions about Brooks' past. The publication of the biography poses a threat not only to the future of the Brooks' daughter and her fianc©♭, but also to the futures of those who love them. Joanne is certain that the threat is rooted in either her past or in that of Brooks. The collateral damage caused by exposing that link will bring pain to both families, but life has taught Joanne that the only thing worse than knowing is not knowing. Residence: Regina, SK.
A prodigy whose gifts terrified the people around him, John von Neumann transformed every field he touched, inventing game theory and the first programable computer, and pioneering AI, digital life, and cellular automata. Through a chorus of family members, friends, colleagues, and rivals, Benjam©Ưn Labatut shows us the evolution of a mind unmatched and of a body of work that has unmoored the world in its wake. A blend of fact and fiction confronts us with the deepest questions we face as a species. Author of "When We Cease to Understand the World." Print run 20,000.
Menewood A Novel.
Hild is eighteen, honed and tested, the formidable Lady of Elmet, now building her personal stronghold in the valley of Menewood. Hild will face the losses and devastation of total war, and then she must find a new strength, the implacable determination to forge a radically different path for herself and her people. In the valley, her last redoubt, her community slowly takes root. She trains herself and her unexpected allies in new ways of thinking as she prepares for one last wager: risking all on a single throw for a better future. Print run 100,000.
Midnight at the Christmas Bookshop A Novel.
Christmas comes early to McCredie's little Old Town bookshop in Edinburgh. It's summer, but an American production company has decided that McCredie's is the perfect location to film a very cheesy Christmas movie. Carmen Hogan, the bookshop's manager, is amused and a bit horrified by the goings-on, but the money the studio is paying is too good to pass up. Still reeling slightly from a breakup, Carmen's not particularly looking forward to the holidays. But just as snow begins to fall and the lights of Christmas blink on, all sorts of lovely new possibilities present themselves - for McCredie's bookstore, and for Carmen herself. Print run 30,000.
Moon of the Turning Leaves A Novel.
It's been over a decade since a mysterious cataclysm caused a permanent blackout that toppled infrastructure and thrust the world into anarchy. Evan's people are in some ways stronger than ever. But resources in and around their new settlement are beginning to dry up, and the elders warn that they cannot afford to stay indefinitely. Evan and his fifteen-year-old daughter, Nangohns, are elected to lead a small scouting party on a months-long trip to seek new beginnings, and discover what kind of life - and what dangers - still exist in the lands to the south. Residence: Sudbury, ON. Print run 15,000.
Murder in Drury Lane A Lady Worthing Mystery.
Onstage at the Drury Lane Theatre, a woman emits a scream of genuine terror. A man has been found dead in the prop room. The magistrate, keen to avoid bringing more attention to the case, asks Lady Abigail Worthing not to investigate. But she cannot resist, and soon Abigail discovers a tangled drama that rivals anything brought to the stage, involving gambling debts, a beautiful actress with a parade of suitors, and the very future of the Drury Lane Theatre. Uncovering the truth always comes at a price. But this time, it may be far higher than she wishes to pay.
October in the Earth
Del Wensley, wife of the most celebrated preacher in Harlan County, tries to mind her place. Until her husband's infidelity pushes an already strained marriage to a breaking point. With her eyes wide open to the unfamiliar, and to the freedom she craves, Del takes to the rails. With the Depression taking its toll, Del must gather her strength and faith. As she carries on toward one unknown after another, her life becomes a fulfilling, sometimes dangerous, and exhilarating adventure. But no matter the risks, it's a life that she alone controls. Author of "The Fire and the Ore." Residence: Victoria, B.C.
The Secret A Jack Reacher Novel.
1992. Eight respectable, upstanding people have been found dead across the US. These deaths look like accidents and don't appear to be connected. Until one body generates some unexpected attention - from the Secretary of Defense, who promptly calls for an inter-agency task force to investigate. As Jack Reacher races to discover the link between these victims, and who killed them, he must navigate around the ulterior motives of his new "partners." And all while moving into the sight line of some of the most dangerous people he has ever encountered.
Stop Them Dead
When a young farmer confronts intruders in the middle of the night he has no idea that just minutes later he will be left dying in a pool of blood. What's more chilling is what the perpetrators were willing to kill for. Detective Superintendent Roy Grace soon realizes this is no isolated robbery gone wrong but the tip of the iceberg of a nationwide crime wave. A trade which pits him against some ruthless people who will kill anyone who gets in their way, because where there is greed, there is murder. Print run 50,000.
Throne of the Fallen
Sinner. Villain. Wicked. These are names the Prince of Envy welcomes when he ventures beyond his demon kingdom in the Seven Circles. Then a cryptic note arrives, signaling the beginning of a deadly game. After one desperate mistake, Miss Camilla Antonius allows Waverly Green's most notorious rake Lord Phillip Vexley to blackmail her. Together, Envy and Camilla must embark on a perilous journey through the underworld - from glittering demon courts to the sultry vampire realm and beyond - while trying to avoid the most dangerous trap of all: falling in love. Print run 350,000.
Twas the Bite Before Christmas An Andy Carpenter Mystery.
Reluctant lawyer Andy Carpenter is at the Tara Foundation's annual Christmas party. But before the stockings can be hung by the chimney with care, homicide detectives ruin the evening. Derek Moore, one of the foundation's best foster volunteers, is arrested for murder. Andy discovers Derek - whose real name is Bobby - is in the witness protection program after giving evidence against his former gang. The police believe Bobby murdered a member. But Bobby swears to Andy he didn't do this. If he's innocent, Andy wants to help. Print run 50,000.
Woke Up Like This A Novel.
Planning the perfect prom is one last "to do" on ultra-organized Charlotte Wu's high school bucket list. So far, so good, if not for a decorating accident that sends Charlotte crash-landing off a ladder, face-first into her obnoxiously archnemesis J.T. Renner. Worse? When Charlotte wakes up, she finds herself in an unfamiliar bed at thirty years old, with her bearded fianc©♭, Renner, by her side. Navigating a series of adventures and a confounding new normal, Charlotte and Renner will do whatever it takes to find a way back to seventeen. But when - and if - they do, what then? Author "Exes and O's". Residence: Ottawa, ON.